Obama campaign struggles to defend president’s own budget math

“That adds up to a down payment,” Psaki said. “The point here with the $5 trillion plan of Mitt Romney is not laid out at all how he would pay for it, has not laid out any specifics.”

I asked how it could be a down payment if it doesn’t balance the budget or change the long term trajectory of entitlements.

“It’s a $4 trillion down payment,” she shot back, and then turned to another question.